THIS DAY February 23
Posted by Shiva on February 22, 2009
A strict teetotaller went berserk after downing a bottle of bourbon to take away his grief at his mother’s illness.A friend advised Muslim non-drinker Dolshad Mohammed that alcohol would ease his mental pain, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Mohammed, 25, proceeded to drink almost a whole bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, prosecutor Dave MacKay said.
He then went on a drunken spree of window-smashing at his lodgings in Park View Road, Manningham, Bradford.
Police, who had to force their way into Mohammed’s bedroom to arrest him, found him jumping up and down on the bed, the court heard.
He seized a knife but dropped it when a police dog was used to restrain him.
Mohammed, who did £600 damage, apologised to police officers, saying he had “drunk too much vodka”.
His barrister, Anastasis Tasou, told Judge Peter Benson it was Jack Daniels whiskey.
Mohammed downed almost a full bottle after learning his mother was gravely ill.
Mr Tasou said Mohammed, a strict Muslim who had never touched alcohol before, was advised that liquor would take away his pain.
“He drank almost a whole bottle and it obviously had a dramatic effect,” Mr Tasou said.
Mohammed, who needed a Kurdish interpreter in court, “behaved in a wholly bizarre and uncharacteristic way,” Judge Benson said.
Mohammed, who pleaded guilty to affray and criminal damage in June last year, hung his head in the dock.
Judge Benson said it was obvious he was thoroughly ashamed.
He trusted he had not touched alcohol since.
Mohammed was sentenced to a community order with 100 hours’ unpaid work and six months’ probation service supervision.
Now to the more sober but no less insane reality of Islam
February 23, 1970: The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) ambushed a civilian passenger bus near Hebron and fired automatic weapons into the vehicle. They killed an American woman named Barbara Ertle. And yet twenty years later, after committing another 200 terrorist acts like this one, PLO President Yasser Arafat would become the most frequent overnight guest at the Clinton White House. The moral of the story is, so long as you are a friend of the oil drenched Saudis and Kuwaiti, you are free to murder Americans and still be treated like royalty. Sorry, Barbara, you deserved better.
February 23 1972 A group of Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet in the skies over India two days ago has released the crew and surrendered at an airstrip in the Yemen.
All the 172 passengers – including Joseph Kennedy, son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy – were freed yesterday after painstaking negotiations with the prime minister of Yemen, Nasser Muhammad, and West German officials.
The five Palestinians had demanded an undisclosed sum of money and the release of three Jordanians under arrest in West Germany after a shooting took place in Cologne on 6 February.
Women and children were released first from the New Delhi-Athens Boeing 747 and flown to Frankfurt. It was followed this afternoon by a Lufthansa Boeing 707 carrying all the male passengers.
The men had had to wait in the second Boeing for three hours parked near the hijacked plane while talks with the guerrillas continued. Cabin crew tired but safe
As the Palestinians were led away, 14 crew members emerged tonight from the aircraft looking tense after their two-day ordeal but still smart in their black and gold uniforms. Explosives experts then boarded the plane to defuse charges planted on the aircraft.
Among the hijacked passengers was 19-year-old Joseph Kennedy, whose father was assassinated by a Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan in 1968. On his release he told journalists he did not think he was the target behind the hijacking. “I do not think the plane was hijacked because of me. I was not certain I was going to be aboard,” he said.
February 23, 1981: Muslim gunmen in Lebanon fired grenades at the Egyptian, Sudanese, and American Embassies in a coordinated attack against the Sudan, U.S. and Egypt. Egyptian president Anwar Sadat had just taken part in a meeting the day before with Sudanese dictator and Muslim mass murderer, Gaafar Nimeiri. Sadat was trying to repair his tattered reputation in the Islamic world following the American-sponsored Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
February 23, 1985: A bomb exploded in a Paris Marks & Spencer department store. One employee of the Jewish-owned store was killed and fourteen others were injured. Several groups claimed responsibility for the bombing, including Abu Nidal’s Fatah Revolutionary Commando Group, Carlos the Jackal’s PFLP affiliated Action Directe, and Habib Muaamar, a Tunisian jihadist group. The later was named after an Islamic terrorist who was arrested in 1986, after having admitted to having placed the bomb inside another branch of the same Jewish-owned department store.
In December, 1989 Habib Muaamar was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in this deadly bombing as well as for the bombing of a Marks & Spencer London store in 1983. Muaamar was a member of the Iraqi-based Arab Organization May 15, led by Hussein al-Umari (Abu Ibrahim). It was a splinter of the PFLP-Special Operations Group.
February 23, 1986: Three UN Relief and Works Agency staff were kidnapped north of Beirut along with two Palestinian Islamic Jihad officials. They were driving in an unmarked car from Tripoli at the time of the abduction.
February 23, 1994: Unable to restrain themselves, Egypt’s most popular religious and political organization, al-Gama’a al-Islamiya claimed credit for bombing a train en route from Cairo to Luxor. Six foreign tourists were among the 11 people injured in the blast. Two Australians, two Germans and two New Zealanders were among the foreigners wounded.
According to their press release, this bombing was perpetrated to protest the death sentence imposed on Islamic Group members who were convicted of planning to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
February 23, 1994: A terrorist bomb blasted the Misr-American Bank in Cairo. The Islamic Group was responsible.
February 23, 1995: In Tajikistan, an anti-tank grenade was used against a Russian border guard bus transporting hospital workers. The attack, which occurred three days before the general election, left one person dead and six others injured. Islamic Tajik terrorists were responsible. Two Tajik Muslims were arrested in Kazakhstan in May for having planned the attack.
February 23, 1995: A French diplomat was shot in the chest in Amman, Jordan. The Islamic jihadists said that they thought that he was Israeli, which would have made killing him legal.
It was in a skirmish with the Frenchman, that this shooting occurred. The attackers were members of the Islamic Renewal Movement, a fundamentalist group which sought to undermine Jordan’s tourism industry so as to undermine the dictatorial state.
The Islamic Renewal Movement was active in Amman from the early to mid-1990s. They attacked foreigners in Jordan, and in doing so hoped to remove all non-Muslims from the country. The group had ties to the much larger Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which itself was now part of the world’s largest terrorist organization: Hizballah – Allah’s Party.
The group’s leader, Sabel Muqbel, was Palestinian Muslim. He would received a seven year prison sentence in 1996 for possession of explosives and machine guns. He was 44 years old at the time of sentencing.
This attack was perpetrated by Salem Bakit and Ahmad Khaled. Both Bakit and Khaled were tried and convicted for attempted murder, and were sentenced to life in prison plus ten years each for “conspiring to carry out terrorist actions.”
February 23, 1997: One of the many instances when the authorities refuse to recognize terrorism when it stares them in the face
Ali Hasan Abu Kamal, a Palestinian gunman hailing from militant Islamic circles in Florida, took a gun to the top of the Empire State building in February 1997 and shot seven people there, killing one. His suicide note accused the United States of using Israel as its “instrument” against the Palestinians, but city officials ignored this evidence and instead dismissed Abu Kamal as either “one deranged individual working on his own” (Police Commissioner Howard Safir) or a “man who had many, many enemies in his mind” (Mayor Rudolph Giuliani).
In February 2007, more than 10 years after the incident, Ali Abu Kamal’s relatives revealed they were tired of lying about why Kamal had opened fire on his victims and committed suicide. Kamal’s widow had previously insisted that the attack was not politically motivated, claiming that Kamal had become suicidal after losing $300,000 in a business venture.
Kamal’s 48-year-old daughter Linda who works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, told the Daily News that her father wanted to punish the U.S. for supporting Israel – and revealed her mother’s 1997 account was a cover story crafted by the Palestinian National Authority.
A Palestinian Authority official advised us to say the attack was not for political reasons because that would harm the peace agreement with Israel.
Three days after the shootings, Kamal’s family received a copy of a note that was found on his body. The note blamed the United States for using Israel as “an instrument” against his people. Linda claimed the family became certain that he carried out the attack for political reasons after reading his diary.
He wrote that after he raised his children and made sure that his family was all right he decided to avenge in the highest building in America to make sure they get his message.
She said her mother burned the diary, fearing that it would cause the family trouble.
April 23,1998 – Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.
April 23, 1999: Satan’s little helpers in the United Nations Human Rights Commission, after commending the PLO for their murderous assault on Jews and Christians, and after two decades of silence regarding the Muslim-led genocides perpetrated in the Sudan, Somalia, and Algeria, condemned the Taliban government for “Human rights abuses.” They then designated Afghanistan a “terrorist-sponsored state.”.
While, thanks to Muhammad’s legacy, the Taliban Afghani Islamic government was sponsoring terrorism, having murdered 60,000 of its own citizens, so were Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Chechnya, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey and yet the only one of these fiefdoms that had ever made their list, had now been removed. Hypocrisy isn’t helpful.
These nations all have the following things in common and the first leads to all of the rest: Islam, terrorism, repression, poverty, indoctrination, no free speech or free press, no freedom of religion or equal rights for women, hatred of Jews and Christians, and no hope for a better life.
|23.02.2002.||India||Wagbal||1||1||A man is murdered by the Mujahideen, who also seriously injure his sister.|
|23.02.2003||Algeria||Ouargla||4||0||Four local security guards are kidnapped by Muslim extremists, taken to the desert and then killed by having their throats slit.|
|23.02.2003||India||Gadyog||2||0||Two villagers are killed when Muslim terrorists break down the door to their home and spray the inside with bullets.|
February 23, 2003, a videotape titled “The Slaughter of the Spy-Journalist, the Jew Daniel Pearl” was released. The video shows his murder and lasts for about three minutes and thirty-six seconds. The first part of the video shows Pearl stating his captors’ demands. A caption in Arabic is shown along the way. Pictures of dead Muslims and similar scenes are superimposed around the image of Pearl. Other images shown are those of United States President George W. Bush shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
|23.02.2004||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A policeman is murdered by Islamists.|
|23.02.2004||India||Kashmir||4||0||Militant Muslims kill four people in Baramulla and Bandipora, all suspected of being politically active.|
|23.02.2005||Iraq||Mosul||2||14||Jihad car bombing kills two Iraqis and leaves fourteen others injured.|
|23.02.2006||Iraq||Samarrah||3||1||A reporter for the al-Aribiya network is kidnapped, stripped naked, tortured and then brutally murdered by men shouting ‘Allah Akbar’.|
|23.02.2006||Iraq||Basra||25||16||Radical Shias raid a prison and haul away thirteen Sunni prisoners. At least eleven are executed. Separate attacks leaves more casualties.|
|23.02.2006||Iraq||Baghdad||54||0||Reprisal from the destruction of a Shiite mosque leaves at least fifty Sunnis dead in random attacks around the capital.|
|23.02.2006||India||Srinagar||1||0||Islamic terrorists murder a university student.|
|23.02.2006||Pakistan||Vehari||2||0||A man shoots his two sisters to death on suspicion that they were having love affairs.|
|2/23/2007||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 24-year-old man is murdered by Muslim radicals while sitting in a tea shop.|
|2/23/2007||Iraq||Baghdad||6||8||A child is among six people killed by Islamic terrorists.|
|2/23/2007||Somalia||Mogadishu||9||20||At least three separate attacks by Islamic militias leave nine civilians dead.|
|2/23/2007||Chechnya||Gudermes||5||3||Five police officers are killed in a bombing by Jihad fighters.|
|2/23/2007||Philippines||Lamitan||1||0||Abu Sayyaf suspected in the murder of a man riding his bicycle.|
|23.02.2008||Iraq||Baiji||1||1||Jihadis kill a woman in a roadside attack that leaves her son badly injured.|
|23.02.2008||Iraq||al-Saqlawiyah||6||2||Sunni radicals attack a police station, killing six Iraqis.|
|23.02.2008||Somalia||Mogadishu||3||5||Two young sisters are among three civilians killed in a roadside bombing attack by Islamic militia.|
|23.02.2008||Afghanistan||Zabul||1||0||A civilian truck driver is killed and his vehicle set ablaze by religious extremists.|
|23.02.2008||Afghanistan||Kunar||7||0||Seven Afghans are killed in a landmine attack by the Taliban.|
|23.02.2008||Somalia||Mogadishu||4||0||Four Ethiopians driving a water truck are gunned down by radicals screaming ‘Allah Akbar.’|